One-dimensional Lumped-Circuit for Transient Thermal Study of an Induction Electric Motor

Radhia Jebahi, Helmi Aloui, Moez Ayadi


Electrical machines lifetime and performances could be improved when along the design process both electromagnetic and thermal behaviors are taken into account. Moreover, real time information about the device thermal state is necessary to an appropriate control with minimized losses. Models based on lumped parameter thermal circuits are: generic, rapid, accurate and qualified as a convenient solution for power systems. The purpose of the present paper is to validate a simulation platform intended for the prediction of the thermal state of an induction motor covering all operation regimes.  To do so, in steady state, the proposed model is validated using finite element calculation and experimental records. Then, in an overload situation, obtained temperatures are compared to finite element’s ones. It has been found that, in both regimes, simulation results are with closed proximity to finite element’s ones and experimental records.


finite element, induction motor, lumped circuit, thermal analysis, thermal model,

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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